Posted on Monday, November 06, 2023 01:15 PM
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents of impacts to Regional programs and services on November 10 and 11 in observance of Remembrance Day.
When and Where: The following programs and/or services will be unavailable due to office and facility closures:
Friday, November 10
- Provincial courts, located at Regional Headquarters in Whitby
- Ontario Works offices in Ajax, Oshawa, Uxbridge (both locations) and Whitby
- All Family Services Durham locations
- Adult Day Programs...
Posted on Monday, November 06, 2023 10:46 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The roundabout at Bowmanville Avenue (Regional Road 57) and Regional Road 3/Concession Road 8 is now open to traffic.
As part of the Region’s Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan, roundabouts are being installed at select intersections across the region to maximize safety. Roundabouts reduce the number of conflict points and eliminate the most severe crashes by lowering traffic speed and only requiring drivers to look in one direction for oncoming traffic....
Posted on Friday, November 03, 2023 01:30 PM
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, creating darker commuting hours that affect visibility on roadways. Our collision data shows that the highest number of pedestrian and cyclist-involved collisions take place between October and December. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists need to be vigilant and safe on the road as darkness comes earlier.
The following tips for roadway users will help improve safety for everyone:
- Pay special attention to crosswalks and sidewalks leading to...
Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 02:00 PM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) division would like the community’s input on what belonging and inclusion mean to them to help inform the development of equity-focused strategies and programs for the Region.
It is important that the Region of Durham is a place where diversity is embraced and each one of us is valued and included. We recognize that each of us have different experiences of living and working in Durham Region, and it is important that these...
Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 11:46 AM
Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Health Department, in partnership with the Durham Region Opioid Task Force, is promoting a local campaign entitled, “Help save a life. Reverse an overdose. Carry naloxone.” This campaign aims to help reduce the damaging effects of an opioid overdose on members of our community.
“Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose” said Lee Truong, a public health nurse with the Health Department. “Naloxone is a nasal spray that...